Lazarus Island

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Lazarus Island
Native name:
Pulau Sakijang Pelepah
Lazarus Island is located in Singapore
Lazarus Island
Lazarus Island
LocationSingapore Strait
Coordinates1°13′20.1354″N 103°51′19.296″E / 1.222259833°N 103.85536000°E / 1.222259833; 103.85536000Coordinates: 1°13′20.1354″N 103°51′19.296″E / 1.222259833°N 103.85536000°E / 1.222259833; 103.85536000

Lazarus Island, (also known as Pulau Sakijang Pelepah), is one of the Southern Islands in Singapore. It is located south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore and is currently uninhabited.


Lazarus island was also known as Pulau Sakijang Pelepah (alternatively spelled as Pulau Sekijang Pelepah).[1] Literally translated from Malay, 'sa' means one, 'kijang' means barking deer and 'pelepah' is a palm frond. Put together, it means 'Island of One Barking Deer and Palms'.[2]

It is unclear when and why it was renamed to Lazarus Island.[3]


  1. ^ Chen, Junhao; Chong, Kwek Yan; Yee, Alex T. K.; Tan, Hugh T.W. (2014). A Gazetteer of the Singapore Locality Names of the Collections of the Herbarium, Singapore Botanic Gardens (PDF). Singapore: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore. p. 15. ISBN 978-981-07-2589-1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-01-28.
  2. ^ "Lazarus Island". The Digital Nature Archive of Singapore, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2016-03-08.
  3. ^ Look, Woon Wei; Yeo, Miranda (5 June 2015). "Lazarus Island's laid-back charm". The Straits Times. Retrieved 8 March 2016.